Happy Friday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for SHARK SUMMER! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Ira Marcks to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!
Shark Summer by Ira Marcks
Published on May 25, 2021 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Graphic Novels, Middle Grade
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When a Hollywood film crew arrives on Martha's Vineyard with a mechanical shark and a youth film contest boasting a huge cash prize, disgraced pitcher Gayle "Blue Streak" Briar sees a chance to turn a bad season into the best summer ever.
After recruiting aspiring cinematographer Elijah Jones and moody director Maddie Grey, Gayle and her crew set out to uncover the truth of the island's own phantom shark and win the prize money. But these unlikely friends are about to discover what happens when you turn your camera toward the bad things lurking below the surface.
What would you do if you spent the day with Gayle, Elijah, and Maddie? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
I’d love to go to a drive-in movie with them! Hopefully JAWS is playing, but I’m up for any movie as long as there are snacks.
If Gayle, Elijah, and Maddie were to hang out with characters from other books, who would they be and why?
I think Maddie would get along well with Merricat and Constance from Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Not sure why exactly. I guess they just seem like they’d appreciate each other.
Would you rather be a superhero or a supervillain? What would your powers and name be and why?
I would be a retired super villain who is working on what will inevitably be a best-selling memoir of my life if evil deeds. People love stories about bad people.
What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from Shark Summer?
I like creepy foreboding quotes from scary stories, so I’d have to say my favorite line comes when the young filmmaker Elijah Jones inquiries about the origins of a local ghost story and the response they get from this mysterious girl Maddie Grey is “Some stories just find their way.”
What do you think about Shark Summer? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!